The North Shore School District announced that Frankie and Maddy Conklin, ninth- and 10th-graders respectively, competed over the summer at the USA Field Hockey Showcase and were chosen to represent New York in the USA Field Hockey National Tournament.
“We are very proud of our daughters, as this is a huge accomplishment in the field hockey world,” Mr. and Mrs. Conklin commented.
Representing Team USA is a tremendous honor, even for athletes and coaches who have had illustrious careers in their respective sports. For Williston Park resident, Bill Jaffe, it was extra special, coming full circle.
A former standout hockey player at the University of Michigan in the late 1980s, Jaffe had the honor of coaching the USA men’s ice hockey team to a silver medal in the Maccabiah tournament in Israel last month. It was the first time that ice hockey was a part of the tournament since 1997, when Jaffe was team captain.
On Sunday, Sept 29, from 4 to 6 p.m., The Park at East Hills will host a day of flag football to benefit Autism Speaks. Music and entertainment donated by the Echo agency, food by The Grill at East Hills and Lontza Pizza.
One of the students who will benefit from the event is Luke Greenfield, a nine-year old who attends the East Hills School. Luke’s best friend is Cole Faller, who also goes to East Hills and who has delievered the following message about his buddy.
With last year’s NBA strike a bad memory, things are looking up again for RBA Sports, the sports agency co-operated by Brian Rubenstein and East Hills resident, B.J. Bass.
According to the website, RidiculousUpside.com, two of Bass’s top clients, Vernon Goodridge and Tony Taylor, both have the eye of NBA scouts and the agency, in general, is using the league’s D-League system as a way to groom college stars for the big leagues.
Moreover, Bass is using his Basketball City in lower Manhattan as a prime training spot for his players.
Old Westbury teen Prescott Butler just returned from a trip to Scotland where he competed with Team USA in the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT). Butler was one of 14 junior golfers chosen from America to compete against teams from Canada and Scotland.
Butler has been playing golf since he was six years old and says he loves the competition aspect of it. IJGT was the 14 year old’s first international tournament.
On Monday, Aug. 19, the Glen Head Country Club hosted the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC) annual golf outing.
A record amount of $200,000 was raised at the outing as David Rosen, golf outing chair greeted 136 fellow golfers. He was joined by Co-Chairs Stewart Hescheles, Len Novick and Matt Skidell.
The Roslyn Marching Bulldogs have just completed an intense and enjoyable week of rehearsals at Camp Taconic in preparation for their upcoming season.
Under the direction of Pat Patterson, band camp is the place where students learn basic techniques, like how to march, and complex tasks like marching into various formations while playing their instruments.
Long Island Tigers 10u White won the NJBL 2013 Summer Divisional League Championship by defeating the Syosset Braves 1-0 and 15-3 in a championship playoff series held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Syosset Community Park.
Matthew Feingold of Roslyn was the starting and winning pitcher in the first game and fired five shutout innings in the pitcher’s duel. The Tigers team finished the NJBL summer season with a league-leading record of 16 wins and two losses. Pictured are team members: Front row: Ronnie Marciano, Tyler Rodriguez, Ryan Robins, Mike Giammona, Dan
O’Connell, Mike Vitucci and Matthew Shore. Back row: Sean Lane, Alex Kapilevich, Brandon Hislop, Matthew Feingold, Brandon Coletta and Coach Kevin Perrucci. Not shown: Michael DeAngelis.
In addition to celebrating their 40th season as a varsity program and advancing to the Nassau County semi final round playoff game, North Shore’s 2013 men’s lacrosse team celebrated a big first. At the Nassau County Coaches Association end of the year dinner held June 12, senior Dan Grabher was named “All American” as well as Nassau County
“Midfielder of the Year.” He is the first North Shore player ever to receive these awards.
Buckley Headmaster, Dr. Jean-Marc Juhel is pleased to announce the appointment of Roney Eford as new Athletic Director and Director of Diversity.
Mr. Eford is a graduate of Berkshire School, a Massachusetts boarding school, and Marquette University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in communication. Mr. Eford went on to Cardinal Stritch University and received a Master of Science in sport management. He is now a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin.
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